I knew from the beginning it was a bad sign when the movie needed to use Nolan’s name in its trailers. But then I thought… Zack Snyder, there could be hope after all. And for about 30 minutes into the movie I was almost beginning to believe it before, well, the movie simply gave into clichés and other predictable nonsense such as buildings falling apart, explosions… you know, the usual superman movie stuff.
I wish directors/writers would stop exploring Superman’s back story for the 100th time. His home planet blew up, his parents sent him here, we get it. Can we move on now? And if you really want to explore it, can you give it more than 10 minutes, rather than hurry along only to fill the last 1 hour with fluff?
Compared to this, Superman Returns, for all its inherent flaws was a coup d’etat. At least it had the enigmatic Kevin spacey.
Speaking of acting, lets look at some of the cast shall we? Russell Crowe, great actor. Wasted here. Laurence Fishburne, poor guy cant seem to get a decent movie these days, so I don’t blame him. Amy Adams as Lois lane… we will get to her in a bit. Henry Cavil, the actor known for, well nothing in particular, does nothing in particular here either. Kevin Costner was well Kevin Costner as we know him. All in all… meh.
Now, about Lois Lane, will the RTARD who wrote her piece please stand up? It is as if she was an after thought, someone who was DESIGNED to be at convenient places at convenient times to wrap up all loose ends and it couldn’t be some John doe so they gave all those parts to her.
The Americans (who else) discover a mysterious anomaly in the Arctic and before even figuring out what it is, the first order of duty is to call, no one else other than the Pulitzer winning reporter Lois lane. And get this, Clark Kent just conveniently happens to be there too. Just in time to discover a 20,000 year old Krptonian scout ship, which contains his father’s consciousness (how) and a brand new superman suit that fits Clark Kent to the millimetre (how, oh how?)
Then she gets invited aboard Zod’s space ship, for no reason at all, only to later conveniently learn about how to destroy the terraformers from Jor-el (Superman’s dead father). Did I say convenient?
Then she hitches a ride aboard a military aircraft that is sent to destroy a terraformer because only she know how to destroy it . Oh let me see, how difficult is it to tell a military scientist this: “Take this key and place it into a hole on the spacecraft which could only possibly fit this and no other key in the world and push”. Wow, that must have been hard. Yup, they REALLY needed her on that aircraft.
There are numerous more such titillating sequences, but hey, who am I to spoil all the fun? Its a weekend; what better way to spend your hard earned dollars eh? Me, I watched it for free. Company perks.
There is something I am missing…oh yeah, this review contains spoilers.
Oh and also, @CathayCineplex, the sound cut off twice during the movie, which would have been ok if this was, say 1895. Not cool. I wont be coming back.